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just one hour and it's only the beginning. the top stories on the israeli troops are in the final roughing up foreign diplomats and preventing them from delivering a better way and whose entire community was demolished. keeps up with its chemical design and obligations by submitting an inventory of its toxic stockpiles to the international watchdog. germans prepared to vote in sunday's parliamentary elections just one of the almost certain return for the local there's a mission remains over the growing income gap and a tough job market.
this is coming to life from moscow hello and welcome to the program. european diplomats and foreign activities have accuses ready troops of money handling them actually trying to deliver aid to the west bank security forces also seized the trunk carrying turns and emergency supplies meant to put it in better ones whose homes were demolished by this week she's policy has more now on the incident that's caused a stir in israel and abroad. most particular incident happened on friday from the information we have a group of european diplomats were driving in a truck when they were fired out by the israeli army now they say that they were targeted by some grenades that a french diplomat was literally yanked from the truck before the army drove away the diplomats had inside this truck tents as well as emergency supplies that they
were trying to deliver to a bed one community that earlier in the week had seen its homes its kindergarden and its stables demolished by the israeli army now we've been unable to get any kind of comment from either the israeli police all the israeli army what i can tell you is that this is one of three different communities that in the last six weeks has been targeted by the israeli army for this particular community that comprises of some one hundred twenty people in the west bank there was a court given a court order given by the israeli high court for the army to demolish the homes saying that they were illegal but it does point to a much bigger problem that you have here in the west bank among between communities and that is that the communities themselves say that they need the land for the grazing of the cattle that the families have lived here for generations and that they simply have nowhere else to go in this particular community there were two attempts earlier in the week by the european community to try and reach the bad ones they did manage to get to them and put up some tents before these were
forcibly taken down by the israeli army now the european diplomats who come from countries such as bush and so on spain ireland and australia as you can well imagine are furious they say that there's been a complete disregard for the diplomatic community and they are calling on the international community to apply and pressurizes role to that hearing to international law. and human rights activist peter tatchell explains why if things israel's actions qualify as a violation of international law. every aspect of this incident is in defiance of both israeli and international law the starting point of course is that this incident happened in the occupied territories which the global consensus is that israel is illegally occupying since they were seized in the one nine hundred sixty seven war so israel shouldn't even be there but if it is going to be there as the occupying power it has
a duty to safeguard the welfare and interests of all the people in that territory and quite clearly denying a two destitute palestinian families who've had their homes demolished by views released military that is quite clearly not fulfilling their obligations under international law to safeguard people in the territories they control. syria has made a step towards implementing the chemical design and plan brokered by russia and the us is starting to detail its toxic also the hague based chemical weapons watchdog has received partial data on the stockpiles with more details expected within the next few days paul scott as well. well under the deal of brokered between washington and moscow in geneva last weekend a syria has until saturday to disclose its arsenal of chemical weapons and the process has begun the organization for the prohibition of chemical weapons or o.p.c. w for short
a spokesman for that organization says we have received part of the verification and we expect more that's what the spokesperson was quoted as saying it's believed that the initial declaration outlining syria's chemical weapons program has been handed over however when contacted by our take p.c. w. did confirm that a meeting on syria that was settled for sunday has been postponed no reason was given no future date has been set now it's believed that syria has one thousand tons worth of chemical weapons dotted around the country making it logistically difficult for this process to be carried out president bashar al assad was quoted in made awake saying that the process could take over a year just about over a year of course under that deal struck in geneva syria has until the middle of two thousand and fourteen to complete the process for the united nations are set to discuss a possible u.n. resolution in new york next week on the syrian crisis that will give
a legal backing to the deal struck in geneva however the two sides have slightly different views on the wording of that possible resolution with the united states britain and france king for the threat of military intervention to be on the table to remain on the table if damascus fails to comply with the u.n. resolution and russia saying that any threat of military intervention is counterproductive and not needed in the initial resolution russia says that only if damascus fails to comply should the matter then be taken back to the united nations while those discussions a-g. to take place in new york next week but the early signs are that damascus is keen to comply with that deal struck in geneva last. and later this hour we'll also look at how progress and designing syria might affect the region but to create in iran there are fresh hopes yet talks after the new president held out an olive branch to the west. germans had to the polls tomorrow to vote in
a parliamentary election that looks like a foregone conclusion chancellor merkel is almost certain to remain in power despite a growing discontent with they were running parties policies and as arms he is based on are found out declining wages and growing inequality are among the things germans are most concerned about its builders europe's economic success story the german voters feel the country is split between the haves and the have nots germans are rich yeah ten percent of germans are only fifty to sixty percent of all the capital and the gap is getting bigger. our society is divided your plate isn't germany like here in boston that are so poor the streets are industry pair and the theaters have to shut down this town is broke for most people the financial situation isn't good which isn't the image many of germany's european partners have of the federal republic. i think if you were to ask someone
from spain they would tell you germany is an economic land of milk and honey but that just isn't the case perhaps thirty years ago after reunification the pressures of staying competitive globally those days are gone. one of the ways germany has stayed competitive is by trying to keep wages low i know plenty of spain year isn't greeks who come to britain looking for work this scandalized by how low it's not enough to survive. in the run up to this election the main opposition has campaigned on a platform of introducing a minimum wage of eighty euro fifty per hour the current german government has dismissed those calls i'm going to merkel's party insists that the introduction of a minimum wage would destroy job creation however these people here say they just want a fair day's pay for a fair day's work. we need a meaning which has to be of
a level that people can leave them to provide for their families. there are so many jobs around that's barely enough so you can survive i think eight fifty proposed by the s.d.p. is too low i think it should be closer to twelve per hour. so cold many jobs have also grabbed voters' attention ahead of sunday's ballot almost a quarter of the workforce are employed in these part time and often low paid jobs . if you meet a million jobs you can contribute to what's four hundred these days everyone in the family has to work. with my roommate and we realize too little money it's either we give up our studies and find move lose a lot whoever comes out on top from sunday's ballot is going to face the continuing task of keeping germany's economy on track while at the same time trying to please a workforce which feels underpaid and under appreciated peter all of the r.t.
germany. as germany's politico heavyweights make their final pitch for their seats in parliament a brand new force is making serious political inroads but really hard to get since its creation the alternative for germany party is already close to having a presence in the bundestag and a recent poll suggests the euro skeptic party could win five percent of the both in sunday's election which is just enough to get in and let's not talk to one of the parties members dr kristen schmidt is deputy head of the berlin branch dr shrader welcome to r.t. is good to have you with us so it looks like it's so major success for a party there's just been found what does it mean do you see this as a sign of growing frustration discontent with the current mainstream policies. i believe that the fact that the euro is not working the way it was supposed to from the beginning is finally making headway with and some of the voters who look
beyond today's difficulties what you have just we sided and look to the long term where germany at one point or the other will have to carry the bill for all the payment for all the. systems that have been set in place one measure after the other to bail out greece and other countries and therefore there's a rising discontent that this very subject the year old has been swept under the carpet by the main parties so far yeah but angle america looks set to become chancellor for the third time surely that shows that that shows that german germans are actually happy and content with the way the country is growing with stability. well it's basically clear that merkel will become the next chancellor whether it will be in the current coalition with the freedom across or else that wouldn't muster the fifty one percent they need in parliament and they would go with a grand coalition with the social democrats but you just referring to and you have in your piece that is clear but who knows everything is open at this point i can
say that possibly this is merkel would also tend to go with the free democrats again and even consider going into a collision with us in case she would not get to agreement with the social democrats. the problem of greece sates recently emerged that greece is going to need. to you happy with germany throwing more money at this particular problem. this particular issue was also swept under the carpet and only through a misspeak of the federal minister of finance a couple of weeks ago the third most resourceful in the national politics and help us go on a more. for rescue effort for greece will possibly come right two days after the election is over so we're all waiting for the ruling coalition is sweeping it under the carpet but this election has been quiet so far the major
kinds that did not discuss that many pundits view as a major issues like the issue of syria why do you think that. that's baffling everybody around none of the issues neither and nor syria nor anything else has. much more being discussed that was more whereas a special necklace or the head of the social democrats is giving the bad finger to major policy do not seem to be. very very on my not to be understood i can't possibly know why people on the. interest of the major issues but that's the fact of life right now and. talking about this condo surrounding the n.s.a. surveillance of germans of germany which did create some stir and.
well within the calm can contain a relatively calm campaign how do you think it affected the election. not at all if it would have been then the pirate party the pirates here which are already and for regional parliaments would have definitely gained much more support in the current activities getting up to the election but the pirates are hoovering the wrong two to three percent and they are not going to get into parliament even though internet activities are main issue and the shows you again that the german electorate basically says ok there's a scandal was what it is but it doesn't really bother us we have to take a certain degree of. measures that spies even the internet there were always spies to life for years more to the internet than there's going to the world but the german populace doesn't seem to care much. christian deputy head of the branch
of the alternative for germany party dr schmidt thank you very much indeed for your time. your welcome. wonton i was really going on in the european and global economy watch the latest episode of the kaiser report later today where moxon stacey take a look at what's behind the great uncertainty in the modern day financial system but here's a preview. the collapse of lehman was a market signal that sits should have alerted the government and everyone participating in these markets that their massive reform was needed but instead they interpreted that market saying well as a way to make the situation much worse again i made the comparison to theocratic fanatical religious extremists who misread their fundamentalist texts and everything they read suggest that they should blow themselves up and other people same thing as lloyd blankfein and warren buffet everything they read says i should blow everything up i should commit mass terrorism that's the message that they get from the from the price signals that they receive it's
a breakdown in capitalism unfortunately and that's predictable because unfortunately the price of money is close to zero and access to money is ubiquitous by the stock receiving america ruled by the least qualified not to mention the kleptocracy on wall street. you're watching all see and some ahead after the break breaking out of the united kingdom a school for the past pro independence rallies with almost a day before the referendum to make said the arguments of standing for one against separation from the rest of us and. we'll talk about language as well but i react to situations i have read the reports but let me put it no i will leave them to the state department to comment on your.
hello again this is the let's move on now academics said the sixteen of us to new york have called for all charges to be dropped against sixty eight and so rested on tuesday they were protesting after cia chief david petraeus was given a teaching position of the school video footage has emerged showing police using heavy handed tactics while detaining the protesters in a fortnight reports. four star general and former cia director david petraeus recently began his new career here in the big apple as an adjunct professor for the new york city public university known as kuni but his attendance has been met with broad criticism from students faculty and staff members who say they don't want their college to host the man who oversaw wars drone strikes and alleged torture tactics in the middle east now for the past few weeks this anti professor
pre-trained his movement has been gaining traction recently activists tell me that they're on their campaign has been met with heavy handed tactics from the new york city police department now earlier this week about seventy five people were marching right around here across the street from not building where professor pitch was allegedly attending a fundraiser and that's when a fight broke out between new york city police officers and protesters cops who videotaped trying to barricade the activists who then spilled out onto the streets witnesses say students were punched slammed against to be equals and on to the pavement by the cops eventually six people were arrested and have been charged with obstruction of governmental administration riot resisting arrest and disorderly conduct twenty four year old denise ford is among the six students that were arrested during the protest and spent twenty eight hours in police custody she
joins me now to talk about her experienced niece tell me what led to your arrest i believe that some of us were already targeted by the police so that you know they were going to runs and then i mean they pushed us into the streets and it just started from there where they grabbed one of mine about like seven to fifteen. slammed his head against the car and we're just all on top of. so then i went to try to help him and within the process i ended up falling in between two cars on to the back of my head then i proceeded to get up and then when i looked at a back of me there's another about like. two cars on top of my other car. and which they picked up his shirt. and a plain clothes officer just take. loads to his kids
and then the cop just came and grabbed me for me. and then just. i believe this was also an intimidation tactic used by the n.y.p.d. why is it that so many people are so odd. with his new position as a visiting professor what he thinks is what we're getting it's not nice character it's what he represents and periods of capitalism. war. way dozens of academics have signed on to a petition calling for all charges against the six cuny students to be dropped in the interim according to reports a growing number of staff and faculty members are also calling on america's former intelligence chief to resign from his position as a visiting professor reporting from new york. r.t. . website before you could touch. the new i phone actually be
a reason for security concerns from around the globe are racing to crank the device up to being promised thousands of dollars and bounty and other prizes if they can go that story online for you. on clash of the presidents believe is head of state and bronco obama calling him a criminal and promising legal action for violating international law was headlined to find out why. probably independence supporters in scotland are gathering for a mass rally on the streets of edinburgh it's now just eight year before a referendum will see the country vote on whether to break its centuries old union with the rest of britain first reports now from the scottish council. for a scottish independence campaign is getting ready to march through the streets of edinburgh now we're expected to have talks from scotland's first minister alex salmond and police expecting that there'll be
a large turnout last year they estimated five thousand people attended the rally organizers put that number as high as ten thousand and again today thousands are expected to show up of course this time next year it will be decided in scottish voters will be asked that yes no question on the eighteenth of september twenty forty scotland become an independent country of course before that question can be answered both sides of that campaign going to be really trying to persuade that chunk of the population that as yet still undecided and there are some big questions to answer now in november we're going to see the government publishing is white paper on independence is going to be vital for the yes campaign to once the big questions still remain over scotland's currency if use of welfare and pensions
and over the role of north sea oil as well the rally today marking one year to go and of course we'll be bringing you all the latest from that throughout the day. the move for separation has been met with sharp criticism from the u.k. government the prime minister has warned of the dire economic consequences for scots but part cane from the yes scotland campaign group says that scan mongering. you know if you tickle we all will and gas in the scotia column it's an obviously well performing european economy. the economy is doing extremely well in fact you know i'm sure many countries many small countries in the world would love to have the problem of volatility of oil and gas reserves saw and nor we would be a pair to economy i mean three of the top universities in the world based in scotland the edinburgh is one of the top twenty there's a huge sector bio science there's a great advantages and and food in textiles is a modern developed economy scorn which is one of the reasons why independence is so
attractive it's not a negative case it's actually prosperity and progress because i think that's a pragmatic decision i think in general at the moment scotland would be part of the e.u. in any case because there's no provision for expelling a territory that has been subject to european laws for the last forty years that there's a there's a lot of fun to the noise about the spy thing eventually pragmatism would prevail. or some other news stories in brief in iraq nine people have been killed after a suicide bombers storm police headquarters north of baghdad and that talk is god's and then blew themselves up inside the building when reinforcements arrived no one has claimed responsibility for that sold but police forces are considered prime targets for sunni insurgents bottling be sure led government just yesterday a blast in a most killed at least eleven. to pakistan now a former top taliban commander baradar has been released from prison the afghan government filed for him to be set free in a bit to the reconciliation process in the country baradar was one of the founders
of the time about a not gonna stand was a linchpin of the insurgency after the us led invasion in two thousand and one he was captured in the pakistanis have karachi back in twenty ten. but you are willing to test iran's recent change of tone in relations with the west the white house said it's ready to engage in talks. nuclear program as long as the islamic republic is willing to prove its peaceful purposes and jar were banned from the nuclear pressure or the plowshares flat fund says the entire middle east would benefit if the two countries could window which diplomatic. it's clear that there is time and space for diplomacy it's clear that the same sheens that the international community the united nations russia the europeans the united states have put on iran have really gotten the iranian leader's attention the deal recently between the united states and russia on syria's chemical weapons has
demonstrated that diplomacy can work now it's a question of will it be followed through by assad the same can be said for ron if we can see these issues resolved diplomatically it's going to create a sense of stability in what has been a very unstable region and that certainly is in the interest of the people who live there as well as united states and russia. and coming our way examine the causes behind the increasing amount of friending fine investment fighting. we've talked before about people getting in trouble throughout the usa just for gardening in fact according to the christian science monitor a couple of florida has been fined five hundred dollars a day until they dig up their vegetable garden which is on their own property and
mediately people who write these articles draw comparisons to communist russia where people weren't allowed to grow their own food unless the state allowed it yes the revolutionary period in russia forced agriculture to change rapidly and often against the will of many of those involved and this did lead to starvation revolution isn't fun but what about after that while stalin and khrushchev gave out a lot of doctors which are private summer houses where people guard and also there were markets in the soviet union where people could bring the food they grew to sell to see all these pictures behind me these are people in the soviet union selling food they produced privately and legally but there were some moments in soviet history when there were some taxes placed on the sale of your personal goods from your personal labor which according to russian website history of taxes was around ten percent whether you love or hate communism more than anything doesn't matter this half truth about shooting soviet gardeners birds like wildfire on the american side of the internet the real truth is that in fact when the us government
for every reason in various forms clamps down on private gardens it isn't the same as communism but is actually technically worse than communism for the majority of its lifespan where you could guard it up as you like excluding the brutal revolutionary period but that's just my opinion. emission free accreditation free transport judges free arrangement free. free studio time free. download free broadcast quality video for your media projects and a free video donned our t. dot com in. our army grieve the loss of every soldier.